March 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Colloquium: ‘Non-physician Health Professionals: Changing Roles, New Ethical Challenges,’ March 27

Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences Colloquium presents “Non-physician Health Professionals: Changing Roles, New Ethical Challenges,” with Kenneth L. Klothen, M.A., J.D., M.B.E., on Wednesday, March 27, at 7:30 in the Commons Great Room. An informal reception will take place in the lobby at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

“The role of both health-care reform and the dramatic progress of genetic medicine is creating new roles for non-professional health care practitioners both in the U.S. and globally,” says Klothen, Principal of Kenneth Klothen and Associates, Consultants in Bioethics and Health Care Mediation.

Klothen will discuss questions relative to the non-physician health profession and what the ethical obligations of non-professionals in health care to patients. Is the analysis of these issues different when a non-physician rather than a physician is a primary care-giver or source of medically relevant information, and what implications do the answers to these questions have for the ways in which we train non-physician professionals? Several clinical cases also will be examined in an attempt to answer these questions.

Arcadia University’s College of Health Sciences offers this colloquium, which is open to undergraduate and graduate students, educators, and interested members of the community. The purpose of the lectures is to bring interested learners in touch with leaders and scholars of various disciplines.


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